Why if WikiLeaks loses their rights, so do we.

Posted: March 29, 2010 in censorship, CIA, corruption, WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks is under attack by several governments, including our own, for releasing public interest information embarrassing to our National Security State. It’s people are followed and believe their lives are in danger, its web site has been hacked, and WikiLeaks is being threatened, with the official newspaper of the empire, the New York Times, telling us “To the list of the enemies threatening the security of the United States, the Pentagon has added WikiLeaks.org. Liberty Underground

News c/o Liberty Underground

Whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks is planning to release a video that reveals what it’s calling a Pentagon ‘cover-up’ of an incident in which numerous civilians and journalists were murdered in an airstrike, according to a recent media advisory.The video will be released on April 5 at theNational Press Club, the group said,” begins a piece at Raw Story this morning.

WikiLeaks calls itself “The People’s Intelligence Agency,” putting out information citizens need to know to make democracy work, information hidden from them by their governments.

WikiLeaks is under attack by several governments, including our own, for releasing public interest information embarrassing to our National Security State. It’s people are followed and believe their lives are in danger, its web site has been hacked, and WikiLeaks is being threatened, with the official newspaper of the empire, the New York Times, telling us “To the list of the enemies threatening the security of the United States, the Pentagon has added WikiLeaks.org.”

c/o Salon.com, Glenn Greenwald

A newly leaked CIA report prepared earlier this month (.pdf) analyzes how the U.S. Government can best manipulate public opinion in Germany and France — in order to ensure that those countries continue to fight in Afghanistan. The Report celebrates the fact that the governments of those two nations continue to fight the war in defiance of overwhelming public opinion which opposes it — so much for all the recent veneration of “consent of the governed” — and it notes that this is possible due to lack of interest among their citizenry: “Public Apathy Enables Leaders to Ignore Voters,” proclaims the title of one section.

But the Report also cites the “fall of the Dutch Government over its troop commitment to Afghanistan” and worries that — particularly if the “bloody summer in Afghanistan” that many predict takes place — what happened to the Dutch will spread as a result of the “fragility of European support” for the war. As the truly creepy Report title puts it, the CIA’s concern is: “Why Counting on Apathy May Not Be Enough” ::: View Complete Article Here:::

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